The effects of laser irradiation on Trichophyton rubrum growth

  title={The effects of laser irradiation on Trichophyton rubrum growth},
  author={Emre A Vural and Harry L. Winfield and Alexander W. Shingleton and Thomas D. Horn and Gal Shafirstein},
  journal={Lasers in Medical Science},
The effects of various laser wavelengths and fluences on the fungal isolate, Trichophyton rubrum, were examined in vitro. Standard-size isolates of T. rubrum were irradiated by using various laser systems. Colony areas were compared for growth inhibition on days 1, 3, and 6 after laser irradiation. Statistically significant growth inhibition of T. rubrum was detected in colonies treated with the 1,064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at 4 and 8 J/cm2 and 532-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at 8 J/cm2. Q… CONTINUE READING